Rep. John Conyers Jr.

Representative from Michigan’s 13th District, Democrat

Conyers, a Democrat, has been the representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district (1993-2012); and the representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district (1965-1992).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Conyers has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Conyers is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Conyers for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Conyers Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Conyers sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (22%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Labor and Employment (15%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (15%) Health (12%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Law (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Conyers’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Conyers’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
Yea S. 1356: A bill to clarify that certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 will ...
Nov 5, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 1191: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015
May 14, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Dec 2016, Conyers missed 4,888 of 28,451 roll call votes, which is 17.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 187 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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